2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

Grandfather Homes has celebrated 12 years of business since our humble beginning in 2006. Much has evolved since Matt began working alongside his wife, Gretchen, in their Plaza Midwood bungalow. Looking back on 2018, we are so thankful for all the blessings we have received. We hope you enjoy looking back on these memories, as we enjoyed creating them (Dec 20, 2018):

JANUARY – The first closing of the year was a custom build on Lorna Street in Chantilly. It’s always bittersweet for the project managers to hand over the keys to their masterpiece! We were so inspired by the plan’s livability and created a variation of the plan for lot 11 on Cramer’s Pond.

FEBRUARY – Grandfather Homes received national recognition on the DIY Network for creatively utilizing porte cocheres as architectural design features. The article showcased the Modern Dutch Farmhouse in Chantilly and Anthony in Cotswold.

MARCH – The Arborway Manor, a Luxury Estate Series home by Greg Perry Design, went under contract during the framing stage. Le Pirouette, a Robert Foster Design courtyard plan, closed in Cheval. The new homeowners further customized the home by adding a pool and additional outdoor living.

APRIL – The team raised a glass to Grandfather Homes’ 12th Birthday by celebrating at the Castle Combe at 331 Anthony Circle. The Castle Combe is the third Grandfather Home on Anthony Circle. Back at the office, the team gathered to celebrate a decade of design by Tammy Coulter Design. It’s difficult now to imagine a Grandfather Home without Tammy’s keen eye!

MAY – The Greywell on lot 190 in Providence Downs South closed; it was the final Grandfather Homes speculative home to be built. Throughout the years, we completed over twenty homes in this Waxhaw community.

JUNE – The first homeowner moved into The Towers at Mattie Rose. There are currently 4 move-in ready homes with single family residence comfort and the modern-day conveniences of urban living in this private duet community.

JULY Matt was interviewed by the Charlotte Business Journal to discuss our progress in Cramer’s Pond. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Ewers says Cramer’s Pond is an example of homebuyers gravitating from high-end suburban golf communities back into town, where they are closer to work and their kids’ schools but still near country club golf. 

AUGUST – The permit was pulled for the final home in The Townes at Mattie Rose. The home is meticulously situated on lot 2 to allow for a large rear yard with outdoor living: NanaWall to rear porch, sitting area around exterior fireplace, and garden patio. Upgrade options available for spa, pool, and more.

SEPTEMBER Charlotte Agenda named Grandfather Homes one of best custom home builders in Charlotte. We were so grateful (not only to be featured on this list, but to have one of our interior renderings chosen as the “cover” photo!).

OCTOBER – We were fortunate enough to have TWO homes selected for the 2018 Parade of Homes by Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte: 736 Ellsworth Road and 606 Mattie Rose Lane. Later that month, 610 Mattie Rose Lane was featured in the Elizabeth Home & Garden Tour alongside 9 private residences and 5 public spaces that highlight Elizabeth’s architectural diversity and creative spirit.

NOVEMBER QC Exclusive names The Towers at Mattie Rose “a game changer” in the Charlotte real estate market.  Aside from stunning architectural design, these smart homes feature Control4 system to control locks, climate, lighting, and auto.

DECEMBER – Our newest Luxury Estate Series Home, a showstopping Mermans Architecture and Design plan, was listed on Stinson Cove in Lake Norman. The 5,500 HSF home features 180 degree waterviews with incredible entertaining options: poolspace, two covered terraces (each with a wood burning fireplace), and lower level bonus room with wet bar.

We are looking forward to what 2019 and the future will hold!